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Country: Germany
Principality: Lippe
Established: The War Merit Cross (Kriegsverdienstkreuz am Kämpferband) and the War Honor Cross for Heroic Deeds (Kriegsehrenkreuz für heldenmütige Tat) were instituted on 8 December 1914.
Criteria:
The War Merit Cross was awarded for bravery in action or war merit on the home front.

The War Merit Cross was awarded 18,374 times during World War I.
 
 
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